os palatinum


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Noun1.os palatinum - either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbitsos palatinum - either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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In both the male and female patient groups, nasal septal deviation (right or left) with or without angulation of the os palatinum had caused reduction in the maxillary sinus volume on the deviated side compared with that on the opposite side (p<0.05).
In the present study, we found that the presence of a septal deviation leads to reduced maxillary sinus volume on the deviated side regardless of whether or not it affects the os palatinum but does not affect the total volume.
The second component takes origin through an aponeurosis 11 on the ventral surface of the os palatinum, dorsally to the fibers of the first component.